What Does Your Uvula Do?

Ever wonder what that dangling thing in the back of your throat is good for? Hank Green explains in this episode of SciShow Quick Questions.

Hosted by: Hank Green
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Etymology of “uvula”

Why do we have a uvula?: literature review and a new theory http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2273.2004.00886.x/abstract

Structure of the human uvula http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00016489950180685

A histological comparison of the uvula between snorers and non-snorers http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2273.1995.tb01591.x

Morphology of the uvula in obstructive sleep apnea http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2782743